PART ONE: THE PROCESS I’ve been a fan of the Clarke Award for a long time, having enjoyed both the winning books and those on the shortlists. Not all my favourite books for that year end up shortlisted, but it’s never less than interesting. I’d harboured secret ambitions to be a judge ‘when I was […]
Dr Suzy Gray uses drama and augmented reality to explore science fictional concepts ranging from the political implications of energy transference to the emotional outcomes of super-positioning. I’ll be interviewing her about her influences and how less expected media like theatre and poetry can explore science fiction in original and compelling ways at the monthly […]
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I’ll be reading from my upcoming novel Celebrity Werewolf, which is being published by NewCon Press, at the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) next Wednesday, 28 March. The venue is upstairs at the Artillery Arms, 102 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8ND. Nearest tube station is Old Street. More details about the pub here. Doors are at 6.30pm and the […]
As well as being one of the great science fiction writers, Brian Aldiss was also the first ever member of the British Science Fiction Association. Following Brian’s death last year there was a special event last night at the monthly BSFA meeting in London, which included readings of his work and recollections of the man […]
Sometimes a spaceship is just a spaceship The British Science Fiction Association holds regular events in London, usually on the last Wednesday of the month, at the Artillery Arms near Old Street. These events are free, and open to members and non-members alike. Keep an eye on the BSFA website for news of future events. […]
Jeff Noon has always been fascinated by borders. He describes his first novel, ‘Vurt’, as something brought across the frontier between this world and another. His early work was full of characters traversing portals, whether formed by physical structures or drugs. It’s an obsession that includes his writing process. Many writers listen to music while […]